Williams have agreed to supply transmissions for the Hispania Racing Team next season, as they hope to climb out of the cellar with some help from a former champion.
Hispania have not had much success this season and have yet to score a point finish. Due to their lack of success, many have wondered if the team will be around for the 2011 campaign. This new partnership is key to that future.
If there is one area that links these two teams, it’s the fact that both Williams and Hispania have their engines supplied by Cosworth , making it a bit easier to adapt the gearboxes for the Hispania cars.
As far as the competition goes, Lotus have signed a deal with Red Bull Technology for their gearboxes in 2011, but Virgin have yet to make any major deals. Like the other 2010 newcomers, Lotus and Virgin Racing , Hispania started the season using Xtrac gearboxes.
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